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What I Loved [November 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

November was another weird month! I thought I read a lot less than I did but it turns out I still managed to read 13 books! I had some really great reads to start and then things turned a little middle-of-the-road. 

I’m also desperately trying to get some reviews back here on the blog, only managing to really post twice in the last month. I’m reading review copies and other books I own but it’s so hard to find the time to post reviews since even the ones where I already have a review up on Goodreads still take about 20 minutes to format. Hopefully the holidays will help with that since I’ll be taking a nice break from work and I can start to get those going again! 

BOOKS READ (13):

  • 🎧 The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(re-read) ⠀
  • 🎧 The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 🎧 Scythe by Neal Shusterman | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (re-read) ⠀
  • 🎧 Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman | ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 🎧 The Toll by Neal Shusterman | ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫⠀
  • 🎧 The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman | ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren | ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 🎧 An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Supernova by Marissa Meyer | ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫⠀
  • 🎧 The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams | ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⠀

NOVEMBER READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 13
  • # BOOKS DNF: none
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 1
    • 4.5 STARS: 2
    • 4 STARS: 5
    • 3.5 STARS: 4
    • 3 STARS: 1
    • 2.5 STARS: 0
    • 2 STARS: 0
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 13

MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in November:

  • Ozark (Netflix): Finished Seasons 1 & 2, caught up on series 
  • Daybreak (Netflix): Finished Season 1, caught up on series
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Netflix): Finished Season 2 from months before, watched all of Season 3, and somehow paused on the last episode of Season 4 but I’m finishing it now! 

Shane and I watched Ozark and it was so messed up but so good! I absolutely looooved Daybreak and it was such a fun show! I liked the take on the zombie concept and the characters were just so much fun, full of some great twists too. And I finally caught up on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! I thought I hated the second season but I just hated a couple of the songs and left it for a couple months…. oops! The show wasn’t the greatest after the first season but it was still enjoyable through the end! 

What I Loved [October 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

I hit a bit of a slump in October, trying to find that perfect Halloween/atmospheric read and struck out on kind of a lot of titles. I actually started and stopped three different books, which I don’t know if I’ll count as DNFs quite yet but I certainly didn’t finish them. I may qualify them more as “false starts”. Despite that, I still finished a decent amount of audiobooks!

BOOKS READ (22):

  • 🎧 Prodigy by Marie Lu | ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Champion by Marie Lu | ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Only Human by Slyvain Neuvel | ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
  • 🎧 Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Fallen by Benedict Jacka | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 🎧 Dark Places by Gillian Flynn | ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • 🎧 Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard | ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Betrayal In Death by J.D. Robb | ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 🎧 Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman | ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀

OCTOBER READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 11
  • # BOOKS DNF: 3? We’ll see if I count them “officially”.
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 1
    • 4.5 STARS: 0
    • 4 STARS: 3
    • 3.5 STARS: 2
    • 3 STARS: 5
    • 2.5 STARS: 0
    • 2 STARS: 0
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 11

MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in October:

  • Mindhunter (Netflix): finished Seasons 1 & 2, caught up on all released episodes
  • Dead Like Me (Hulu): finished Seasons 1 & 2, series complete
  • Insatiable (Netflix): finished Seasons 1 & 2, caught up on all released episodes
  • Prodigal Son (Fox): Starting watching Season 1, caught up on all released episodes
  • Salem (Hulu): didn’t finish episode 1

I wanted some creepy shows this month and I had a few good ones! Insatiable was a funny, dark comedy which sometimes went a little too over the top for me but I still really enjoyed it. I looooved Mindhunter and it ended too quickly! And Dead Like Me was a fun, easy show that still had some darkness to it. I tried watching Salem on Hulu and it was just too weird for me so I don’t think I even finished the first episode.

What I Loved [September 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

September was a big reading month with tons of audiobooks!! Quality wise? Maybe not the best but I managed to listen to a whole ton while I was working, including a re-read of The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski which I’ve wanted to re-read for years!

 

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BOOKS READ (22):

  • 📖 The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Maybe This Time by Kasie West ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 🎧 The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (reread) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski (reread) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 🎧 The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (reread) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 📱 Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 🎧 The Babysitter’s Coven by Kate Williams ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 That’s What Frenemies Are For by Sophie Littlefield & Lauren Gershell ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 The Wolf Wants In by Laura McHugh ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 If She Knew by Blake Pierce ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 If She Saw by Blake Pierce ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 If She Ran by Blake Pierce ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 No Judgments by Meg Cabot ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Across the Universe by Beth Revis ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ⠀
  • 🎧 The Grownup by Gillian Flynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Lexicon by Max Barry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀
  • 🎧 Legend by Marie Lu (reread) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SEPTEMBER READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 22
  • # BOOKS DNF: 0
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 2
    • 4.5 STARS: 1
    • 4 STARS: 8
    • 3.5 STARS: 5
    • 3 STARS: 7
    • 2.5 STARS: 0
    • 2 STARS: 1
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 20
    • EBOOK: 1
    • ARC: 1

MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in September:

  • Killing Eve (Hulu): finished season 1, super bummed that season 2 wasn’t available online
  • Veronica Mars (Hulu): finished Season 1, watched Season 2 and 3

This month was really all about Veronica Mars! I got into it a few episodes in and really enjoyed the whole series. In early October, I read the two audiobooks and watched the movie so I could get a move on and watch season 4!

What I Loved [August 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

Lots and lots of audiobooks once again but I did remember all about Edelweiss and managed to grab and read a copy of DARKDAWN early which was amazing! DARK AGE basically killed me and I finally had my first true five star read of the year and a Raven Cycle re-read is always a good time!

 

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AUGUST READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 14
  • # BOOKS DNF: 0
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 6
    • 4.5 STARS: 1
    • 4 STARS: 2
    • 3.5 STARS: 1
    • 3 STARS: 3
    • 2.5 STARS: 0
    • 2 STARS: 1
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 13
    • EGALLEY: 1

MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in August:

  • Orphan Black (BBC America online): finished Season 5 (series complete)
  • In the Dark (Netflix): watched all of Season 1 (all available episodes complete)
  • Veronica Mars (Hulu): watched 2 episodes of Season 1
  • Killing Eve (Hulu): watched 6 episodes of Season 1 (going to finish in September)

I really enjoyed Orphan Black! The whole series was really, really enjoyable. In the Dark was a random pick based on the preview clip that Netflix showed and I really enjoyed that show too! It was an interesting concept with the main character being blind and it made for an interesting story as well as seeing Murphy’s day-to-day activities and struggles.

Tell me Veronica Mars people… when does it get good? So far we have an O-Town reference in the first episode and it’s soooo dated that it’s funny haha! It feels like a teen show from back in the day (which I guess it literally is) but it’s different than I expected. I’m curious but not hooked yet.

And then I started Killing Eve which is SUPER enjoyable so far. I’m looking forward to watching more in September!

What I Loved [July 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

This was kind of a weird reading month! I had forgotten how much I had actually read throughout the month which was a good surprise! I had a pretty decent reading months with a lot of re-reading Red Rising in preparation for DARK AGE!

I got some decent book mail this month too! I was so excited to get MAYBE THIS TIME by Kacie West and STEALING HOME by Becky Wallace! I can’t wait to read them both.

 

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BOOKS READ (12):

JULY READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 12
  • # BOOKS DNF: 0
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 2
    • 4.5 STARS: 0
    • 4 STARS: 6
    • 3.5 STARS: 1
    • 3 STARS: 3
    • 2.5 STARS: 0
    • 2 STARS: 0
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 12

MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in July:

  • Stranger Things (Netflix): watched new season 3
  • Orphan Black (BBC America online): watched seasons 1 – 4, episodes 1 & 2 of season 5

I’ve been trying to find some new good shows to watch that fit my current cravings for sci-fi and I remembered people talking about Orphan Black! It’s been so enjoyable to watch. I don’t always love the plot but Tatiana Maslany (who plays all of the clones) is SO talented! She really becomes each new person, complete with different voices, mannerisms, and facial expressions. I have to remind myself that it’s all the same person! She really makes each role feel like a very different person. I’m almost done with the last season!

What I Loved [June 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

This month was another not good month and not bad month! I had some enjoyable reads but still nothing too stellar, aside from MEMENTO which was just the perfect extra/novella for the Illuminae Files! I didn’t read as much this month because I started read An Ember in the Ashes and those books are longer than my usual audiobook reads, plus I’ve been coming home earlier to work instead of being in the hot shop since the temps have been rising!

 

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JUNE READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 9
  • # BOOKS DNF: 0
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 1
    • 4.5 STARS: 0
    • 4 STARS: 4
    • 3.5 STARS: 1
    • 3 STARS: 3
    • 2.5 STARS: 0
    • 2 STARS: 0
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 7
    • ARC: 1
    • PROMO BINDING: 1

MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in June:

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Netflix): Season 1, Season 2 (just a couple episodes)
  • Dead to Me (Netflix): All of Season 1
  • What/If (Netflix): Season 1, episodes 1 – 4
  • Stranger Things (Netflix): rewatched seasons 1 & 2

I really, really enjoyed the first season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but the second season was just not even interesting to me. I didn’t have as much fun with the new story line and the songs also were not as good.

I really enjoyed Dead to Me! It wasn’t what I was expecting but it was a really interesting watch, full of some real grief, twists, and even some humor. What/If is also proving to be interesting. It’s a little weird but there are tons of mysteries and I think we’re going to get some interesting twists too.

And I had to do my rewatch of Stranger Things! I didn’t really intend to but I didn’t know what watch one day so I figured that would be a great thing to rewatch!!

What I Loved [May 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

I thought it was going to be a small reading month because I took almost two weeks to binge watch Game of Thrones from start to finish, but I actually managed to finish some physical copies on my weekend reads and sneak a few more audiobooks in there!

 

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APRIL READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 12
  • # BOOKS DNF: 1 (LAIR OF DREAMS by Libba Bray)
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 0
    • 4.5 STARS: 0
    • 4 STARS: 4
    • 3.5 STARS: 3
    • 3 STARS: 3
    • 2.5 STARS: 1
    • 2 STARS: 1
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 11
    • ARC: 1
    • HARDCOVER: 1 (TIME OF DEATH split between hardcover and audiobook)

EVENTS

I got to meet Jay Kristoff at his event at Anderson’s Bookshop in the beginning of the month! The event was a lot of fun and Jay is such a great person to see at events!! He’s funny but so straight to the point and of course, I love his books!

 

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MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in May:

  • Game of Thrones (HBO Go): Season 8, episodes 4-6 (series complete)
  • Shameless (Netflix): Season 5, episodes 11-12; Season 6, episodes 1-2
  • iZombie (Netflix, CW Seed): Seasons 1 – 5 (caught up through current live season)
  • The Society (Netflix): Season 1 (caught up through only premiered season so far)

We all have our FEELINGS about Game of Thrones. I really enjoyed every episode but I also really didn’t like the last episode… I think I COULD have been okay with everything if it had been presented differently and it just didn’t work for me the way that everything unraveled. I really did appreciate everything else about the show and it’s still so incredibly stunning!

My new obsession this month was iZombie! I really enjoyed the whole series and I’ve had such a fun time watching it! It’s light, has some dark humor, and really has a great cast of characters!

I also watched The Society this month and it was so interesting! I really wanted some more answers from this season to see what exactly was happening but it has some great things going for it and really great actors! I immediately got hooked on the characters!

What I Loved [April 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

I thought it was going to be a small reading month because I took almost two weeks to binge watch Game of Thrones from start to finish, but I actually managed to finish some physical copies on my weekend reads and sneak a few more audiobooks in there!

 

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APRIL READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 10
  • # BOOKS DNF: 0
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 0
    • 4.5 STARS: 0
    • 4 STARS: 4
    • 3.5 STARS: 1
    • 3 STARS: 4
    • 2.5 STARS: 1
    • 2 STARS: 0
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 7
    • ARC: 2
    • HARDCOVER: 1

 

MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in April:

  • Game of Thrones (HBO Go): Seasons 1 – 7 (binge watch); Season 8 episodes 1-3 (as they premiere)
  • The Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix): All of Season 3 (caught up on current seasons)
  • Shameless (Netflix): Season 4, episodes 11 – 12; Season 5 (all)
  • The Magicians (SyFy via website): Season 4, episodes 11 – 13 (as they premiered)
  • American Gods (Starz, via Xfinity Stream): Season 2, episodes 4 – 8 (as they premiered)
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix): Season 2 (all, caught up on current seasons)
  • The Order (Netflix): Season 1 (all, caught up on current seasons)
  • Impostors (Netflix): All of Seasons 1 – 2 (series complete)

I had a great time binge-watching Game of Thrones and getting all caught up! I had seen seasons 1-2 before but I started back from the beginning since it had been so long.

I was hoping for a lot more from The Order, to be honest. The trailer made it seem a lot witchier and it dealt more with the secret society part and had a lot more to do with werewolves. *shrug*

What I Loved [March 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

March was a little bit of hodge-podge of a month! I had a few quick romance reads and then a span where I really read nothing at all for over a week… I was working on some things here and there but for a while, I just wasn’t in an audiobook mood! The more I binge watch things, the more I want to find new shows to watch, but I’m starting to come up with a good balance between books and TV (until new shows get released again, and forever debating when to catch up on Game of Thrones when I’m six seasons behind and still have to read at some point)…

 

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MARCH READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 9
  • # BOOKS DNF: 0
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 1
    • 4.5 STARS: 0
    • 4 STARS: 5
    • 3.5 STARS: 1
    • 3 STARS: 1
    • 2.5 STARS: 0
    • 2 STARS: 1
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 7
    • ARC: 1
    • HARDCOVER: 1

EVENTS & WANDERINGS

I went to Virginia/Washington DC to be a vendor at Apollycon in late March! I didn’t post any photos of it to my blog account but I had a lot of fun attending as a vendor and it was a great experience in so many ways! I got to see some old friends, meet some new friends, and spend time with my husband (who came to help and also turn it into a vacation with me) and my friend Kori from @_livelaughread who also helped me run the table! It was such a great event and I hope to attend again next year!

MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in March:

I was actually so busy with everything going on that I didn’t keep up in my bullet journal about my TV shows! I watched more Shameless and I think I’m nearing the end of Season 4 now. After reading KILLING NOVEMBER, I decided to head back into Deadly Class because they had the same kind of vibe and I’m now caught up on all current episodes! And long the way I’ve been watching some non-binges of other favorites like The Magicians and American Gods in their new seasons.

What I Loved [February 2019]

In an attempt to get back into the blogging swing, I wanted to revisit my monthly recaps but in a much more casual way! Instead of focusing on stats and posts, I’m sharing some of my favorite things about this month, from books to merch to life and everything in between!

BOOKS

I had a couple DNFs in February that screwed up my reading flow! Then I just decided to do a series re-read and getting into some more TV show binges, because that’s become quite a norm for me now! As much as I love spending all my time listening to audiobooks, I’ve really been enjoying this break from listening and I watched some great shows this month! But anyway, this part is about the books so let’s get to it!

 

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BOOKS READ (8):

DNFs:

  • Suspicious Minds (Stranger Things #1) by Gwneda Bond
  • The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson

FEBRUARY READING STATS

  • # BOOKS READ: 8
  • # BOOKS DNF: 2
  • RATINGS:
    • 5 STARS: 2
    • 4.5 STARS: 1
    • 4 STARS: 2
    • 3.5 STARS: 0
    • 3 STARS: 3
    • 2.5 STARS: 0
  • FORMATS: 
    • AUDIOBOOK: 8
    • ARC: 0
    • HARDCOVER: 0

EVENTS & WANDERINGS

I stopped by local indie Harvey’s Tales again while I was in the area, just to stop in, and also made it into local Indies The Bookshop of Glen Ellyn (to drop off more candles!) and Prairie Path Books in Wheaton. I had never been into the Wheaton bookstore before and it was great to see the Glen Ellyn bookstore after its remodel!

 

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MOVIES & SHOWS

I started a bullet journal this year in part because I wanted to make my own reading journal but also so I could keep track of TV shows! I realized how much I actually watch while I’m working and when Shane and I sit down to watch things at night so I started keeping track of the shows I’ve been binge watching!

Here’s what I watched in February:

  • THE OFFICE (Netflix): Finished Season 5 (started in January), watched all of seasons 6-9 | SERIES FINISHED
  • BETTER CALL SAUL (Netflix, Amazon): Finished Season 3 (started in January), purchased Season 4 to watch via Amazon | SERIES FINISHED THROUGH CURRENT RELEASES
  • THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Netflix): Started and finished Season 1 | SERIES FINISHED THROUGH CURRENT RELEASES
  • THE SANTA CLARITA DIET (Netflix): Started and finished Seasons 1 and 2 | SERIES FINISHED THROUGH CURRENT RELEASES

I had a lot of fun completing my re-watch of The Office because I hadn’t seen the later seasons until earlier this year (which is what prompted my re-watch) and I still hadn’t seen all of the episodes! I had missed some here and there so it was great to really know that I’ve seen everything.

Shane and I loved Breaking Bad and we’ve been loving Better Call Saul! We dropped the money to buy the 4th season from Amazon so we didn’t have to stop watching it even though it’ll probably be on Netflix later this year.

I absolutely LOVED The Umbrella Academy and thought it was so good!! It was so enjoyable, I loved the abilities, the characters were great, and there were some awesome twists I didn’t see coming!

And lastly, I binge watched The Santa Clarita Diet in two days, basically watching the first season in one day and the second season the next day, both while I was working. It was so funny while being dark and I just had so much fun watching it!

I also watched all four Hunger Games movies after listening to the books as re-reads and I had never seen the last movie, actually! It was the perfect reason to re-watch the movies and finally see the very last one.